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Mission San Xavier del Bac is a historic Spanish Catholic mission located about 10 miles south of downtown Tucson, Arizona, on the Tohono O'odham Nation San Xavier Indian Reservation. The mission was founded in 1692 by Padre Eusebio Kino in the center of a centuries-old settlement of the Sobaipuri O'odham, a branch of the Akimel or River O'odham located along the banks of the Santa Cruz River. The mission was named for Francis Xavier, a Christian missionary and co-founder of the Society of Jesus in Europe. The original church was built to the north of the present Franciscan church. Wikipedia


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Mission San Xavier Del Bac, Tucson

Avoid the crowds at the Antelope Canyon in Arizona and visit Canyon X instead. Antelope Canyon is beautiful but has too many visitors. Canyon X is also a slot canyon hidden in the hills outside of Page, Arizona. Take a short drive to the entrance of the X Canyon. Explore the beauty of the X Gorge with the local Native Guide. Explore the slit gorge on a hiking trip. Walk first 100 meters to X Canyon to see the first slit-type canyons, which is hidden in the foot seams and full of mysteries. Then walk 200 meters with your guide to reach the second gorge. Overlooking from the air, you will see the water flowing in the sand and stones. In this gorge, the X formed by the millions of years of flooding and wind-engraving Navajo sandstone will stand out clear as day. When the sun shines on two deep and quiet valleys, the light and shadow will create a charming tableaux. It has become am exciting destination for photography enthusiasts so feel free to take as many photos as you'd like!

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Tucson Arizona | Mission San Xavier del Bac | Things To See And Do In Tucson, AZ

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Mission San Xavier del Bac | Things To See And Do In Tucson, AZ

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Mission San Xavier del Bac

Acclaimed as finest example of mission architecture in U.S., southwest of Tucson on Tohono O'odham Reservation. Active parish.

September 30, 2019

Mission San Xavier del Bac Explained by Clague A. Van Slyke III - October 20, 2017

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Things to do in Arizona - San Xavier del Bac Mission, Tucson, AZ

This short video takes you through San Xavier del Bac mission in Tucson, AZ. It is a serene place for contemplation and prayer.

November 5, 2020


The mission that survives today was built between 1783 and 1797, which makes it the oldest European structure in Arizona.

July 20, 2019

Mission San Xavier del Bac - Spanish Catholic Mission - 1692 - Tucson, Arizona

Mission San Xavier del Bac (Spanish: La Misión de San Xavier del Bac) is a historic Spanish Catholic mission located about 10 ...

January 30, 2022

Mission San Xavier del Bac - Tucson, Arizona

Wow...what an incredible work of art this structure is....especially on the inside. Easy to drive to from Tucson....beautiful grounds ...

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Mission San Xavier del Bac, Tucson, Arizona

The Mission San Xavier del Bac is the finest example of Spanish Colonial architecture in the U.S. and a landmark of Tucson, ...

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Visiting San Xavier Mission in Tucson Arizona

Join us as we visit the 200 year old San Xavier Mission in Tucson, Arizona. This is a beautiful old mission with so much to see and ...

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